Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Champaign

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August 29, 2022
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Champaign

Whether you picture hard-working teachers buying school supplies for their students or genius professors shaping future leaders, it's fair to say education encompasses a wide variety of jobs. So much so that there's room to specialize and pursue your passion.

Historically, teachers' pay is a rather contentious topic. The average teacher salary is about $2,000 less than a decade ago after adjusting for inflation. Despite this, many of these jobs are rewarding in more ways than one. In other words, education can be very lucrative—particularly within specialty fields.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest and lowest paying education jobs in Champaign-Urbana, IL using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage. Keep reading to discover the highest and lowest paying education jobs in your city.

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#17. Tutors

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $27,980
- #321 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,780
- Employment: 147,100
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Pittsfield, MA ($82,910)
--- Santa Fe, NM ($68,440)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($60,110)
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#16. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $29,320
- #227 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 920

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,760
- Employment: 1,187,270
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($46,390)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($45,080)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($42,820)
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#15. Preschool teachers, except special education

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $32,930
- #272 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,460
- Employment: 391,670
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($49,990)
--- Ocean City, NJ ($49,720)
--- Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ ($49,560)
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#14. Substitute teachers, short-term

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $35,620
- #167 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,410
- Employment: 374,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Prescott, AZ ($64,310)
--- Appleton, WI ($63,310)
--- Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL ($58,770)
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#13. Self-enrichment teachers

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $41,980
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,230
- Employment: 216,910
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($70,350)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($66,650)
--- Utica-Rome, NY ($63,470)

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#12. Library technicians

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $47,910
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,070
- Employment: 73,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Olympia-Tumwater, WA ($61,740)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($59,950)
--- Napa, CA ($57,890)
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#11. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $56,600
- #285 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 980

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,080
- Employment: 1,329,280
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($92,860)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($91,430)
--- Salinas, CA ($91,280)
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#10. Instructional coordinators

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $57,010
- #399 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,560
- Employment: 184,740
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salem, OR ($93,890)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($93,760)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($91,430)
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#9. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $57,810
- #167 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,490
- Employment: 120,730
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($95,420)
--- Kingston, NY ($92,160)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,490)
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#8. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $58,710
- #196 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,090
- Employment: 187,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($102,210)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($92,730)
--- Chico, CA ($88,430)

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#7. Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $59,110
- #227 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,880
- Employment: 592,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bakersfield, CA ($109,060)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,280)
--- Yuba City, CA ($94,480)
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#6. Librarians and media collections specialists

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $59,650
- #165 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,180
- Employment: 127,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($94,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,990)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($89,220)
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#5. Special education teachers, middle school

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $59,790
- #149 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,860
- Employment: 79,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($117,940)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($94,630)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($94,140)
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#4. Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $62,210
- #203 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,530
- Employment: 1,020,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($104,010)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($101,980)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($97,490)
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#3. Special education teachers, secondary school

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $64,230
- #131 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,100
- Employment: 145,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($110,320)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($106,590)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($103,540)

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#2. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $79,920
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,240
- Employment: 94,720
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($180,910)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($160,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($151,060)
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#1. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Annual mean salary: $97,110
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,130
- Employment: 105,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($116,850)
--- Champaign-Urbana, IL ($97,110)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($95,200)

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